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Baleno - Suzuki's first mild hybrid for Europe

16 August 2016

CO2 emissions of 94g/km and official EC consumption numbers of up to 70.6mpg are impressive numbers for a four-metre long five-door diesel hatchback. But Suzuki Europe's newest model, the Baleno, is powered exclusively by petrol engines and those are its numbers.


Jakarta Auto Show Report

21 August 2015

The 2015 Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show got underway yesterday at the shiny new Indonesian Convention and Exhibition centre in BSD, a new commercial centre some 30km west of central Jakarta. Tony Pugliese was there.


ANALYSIS: Japan under attack from foreign brands

16 July 2015

Vehicle sales ended the first half of CY2015 down 11%, due mostly to a tax rise for Kei-models. Yet not every OEM is suffering. Mazda was up 47% in June, while multiple European brands are also enjoying high percentage gains.


ANALYSIS: Thailand targets EVs for future growth

6 July 2015

The Thai government has identified electric vehicles (EVs) as the next growth segment for its automotive industry and looks to be in the process of developing a comprehensive strategy to attract investment in this sector.

Latest interviews


Q&A with JATCO Ltd

14 October 2014

Calum MacRae talked to JATCO's Yuko Fujita. JATCO holds 49% of the world CVT market. JATCO, 75% held by Nissan Motor Company, was exhibiting at the Paris Motor Show for the first time.


Q&A with Nissan's global head of Product Planning

2 April 2013

Keno Kato is corporate vice president of Global Product Strategy and Product Planning for Nissan and Infiniti. Glenn Brooks recently met him and took the opportunity to ask a variety of questions concerning future model plans.


INTERVIEW: Agromash Holdings on PSA in Kazakhstan

26 March 2013

PSA Peugeot Citroen recently inked a partnership with Agromash Holding, for the assembly and distribution of the French automaker's passenger cars and LCVs in Kazakhstan. Simon Warburton was in contact with the trailer and agricultural machinery manufacturer based in the huge country on Russia's southern border.


Interview with Nissan UK's MD

14 March 2012

As the Renault-Nissan alliance pushes ahead with electric vehicles, Nissan UK's Jim Wright tells Dave Leggett that the sector is set to gain market momentum as the vehicles become more visible.

Latest news


just-auto Plus only Suzuki makes major launches at Paris show

29 September 2016

Suzuki Motor made two major announcements on 29 September 2016, at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. One was the European premiere of the new Ignis compact crossover, which aims to deliver a stylish exterior design combined with versatile functionality. The other was...


just-auto Plus only Suzuki global August 2016 production up 94%

28 September 2016

Suzuki August 2016 automobile production, Japan sales, and export figures (preliminary) Production Japan production: August 2016 - 60,830 units; YOY - 97.1%; YOY trends - down for the eighteenth consecutive month; January-August 2016 - 531,397...


just-auto Plus only Maruti Suzuki reaches 1.5m milestone in exports

26 September 2016

Maruti Suzuki India, the country's leading passenger vehicle maker, has attained cumulative exports of 1.5m vehicles. These vehicles have been exported to over 100 countries including Europe, Latin America and Africa. Early this year, the company's...


just-auto Plus only Suzuki Kosai plant achieves 20m global production

12 September 2016

Suzuki Motor Corporation’s Kosai Plant, located in Kosai, Shizuoka, on 9 September 2016 achieved accumulated automobile (complete built-up) production of 20m units. Suzuki celebrated this milestone with Toshihiro Suzuki, president, Suzuki Motor...


just-auto Plus only Maruti Suzuki August 2016 sales up 12.2%

5 September 2016

Maruti Suzuki India, leader in passenger vehicles, sold a total of 132,211 units in August 2016, growing 12.2 % over the same period of last fiscal. This includes 119,931 units in the domestic market and 12,280 units of exports. The Company had sold a total of...


just-auto Plus only Suzuki clears MLIT's verification tests

31 August 2016

Following the improper conduct in the course of fuel efficiency and exhaust emission tests, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) was to conduct verification such as measuring performance of some of the models. Suzuki hereby...


just-auto Plus only Suzuki Japan sells 51,251 units in July 2016

30 August 2016

Suzuki July 2016 automobile production, Japan sales, and export figures (preliminary) Production Japan production: July 2016 - 75,581 units; Year-on-year - 93.7%; Year-on-year trend - Down for the seventeenth consecutive month; January to July 2016 -...


just-auto Plus only FHI sells all shares held in Suzuki Motor

12 August 2016

Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), on 10 August, announced that the company sold the entire shares of common stock it held in Suzuki Motor Corporation on 9 August, 2016. In December 1999, FHI and Suzuki announced the formation of a strategic relationship and...


just-auto Plus only Suzuki announces top management change

4 August 2016

Suzuki Motor had made the following personnel change as of 1 August 2016. Name - Yoshinobu Abe New post - Division general manager, Europe automobile division (based in Hungary) and president, Magyar Suzuki (Hungary) Previous post - Division general...


just-auto Plus only Suzuki Q1 2016 global sales down 2.4%

3 August 2016

Suzuki reported consolidated net sales for first quarter (April 2016 to June 2016) decreased by JPY18.9bn (US$0.1868bn) (2.4%) to JPY754bn compared to the corresponding period of the previous fiscal year. The Japanese domestic net sales increased by JPY2.7bn...


Maruti Suzuki future models news

1 August 2016

Official statistics for the overall market are not yet available but India's leader in the passenger car segment, Maruti Suzuki (MSIL), says its sales hit a record level in July. The Indian-Japanese OEM has also announced its long awaited entry to India's light commercial sector, and just-auto has future models news.


Maruti Suzuki launches first LCV

28 July 2016

Suzuki Motor Corporation subsidiary Maruti Suzuki India has entered India's light commercial vehicle (LCV) segment for the first time with the Super Carry compact truck.


Maruti resumes Manesar output after maintenance

14 June 2016

Maruti Suzuki India has resumed production at its Gurgaon and Manesar factories after a maintenance closure brought forward following a fire at a supplier.


Maruti Suzuki India advances annual plant closure

2 June 2016

Maruti Suzuki India (MSIL) says it will, with the cooperation of all employees, advance the regular bi-annual maintenance closure of its plants, originally scheduled from 27 June to 2 July, to 6 June to 11 June.


Maruti India to recall vehicles

27 May 2016

Maruti Suzuki will recall 75,419 Baleno cars (petrol and diesel), manufactured between 3 August 2015 and 17 May 2016 to upgrade the airbag controller software. Of these, 15,995 Baleno diesels, manufactured between 3 August 2015 and 22 March 2016, will also have a faulty fuel filter.


Maruti to boost output at existing plants - report

19 February 2016

Maruti Suzuki is expected to increase production at its existing plants in Gurgaon and Manesar to meet demand till the new, Suzuki Motor-owned factory in Gujarat comes on stream by January 2017.


Indian sales bolster Suzuki in third quarter

8 February 2016

Suzuki Motor boosted fiscal third quarter (to 31 December 2015) sales 9.9% year on year to JPY2,355.6bn though sales in Japan fell 2.6% to JPY753.5bn due to increased light motor vehicle tax and a fall in 'OEM' sales of rebadged models to other automakers. This was offset by a rise in overseas sales of 17% to JPY1,602.1bn due mainly to an increase in India sales.


Maruti ships first exports to Suzuki in Japan

8 February 2016

Maruti Suzuki has begun exports of the new Baleno hatchback to Japan ahead of launch there next month.


Suzuki sees Daihatsu takeover as a threat

2 February 2016

Suzuki Motor's position in India and other markets is under serious threat from Toyota's buyout of rival Daihatsu, Suzuki's president has said.


Suzuki unveils new Ignis crossover

27 January 2016

Suzuki Motor unveiled the all-new Ignis compact crossover vehicle this week, with sales in Japan scheduled to begin in mid-February.


Toyota-Suzuki deny emerging market tie-up

27 January 2016

Reports in Japan this week suggested that Toyota and Suzuki are in talks to collaborate in the manufacture of compact and small cars for emerging markets, including India and South-east Asia.


Japanese sales fall by over 14% in December

14 January 2016

New vehicle sales in Japan fell by 14.5% to 369,460 units in December, from 431,919 units a year earlier, according to registration data released by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA).


Suzuki OKs own India plant to supply Maruti

21 December 2015

Suzuki Motor Corporation shareholders voted in favour of plans to produce vehicles at the automaker's newly established, wholly owned vehicle manufacturing subsidiary in India, separate from the existing Maruti Suzuki joint venture.


Maruti investor views vary over Suzuki Gujarat

25 November 2015

Proxy advisory firm Stakeholders Empowerment Services (SES) has termed the proposed contract manufacturing deal between Maruti Suzuki and parent Suzuki Motor as favourable to the minority shareholder of the Indian carmaker in contrast to Institutional Investor Advisory Services (IiAS) which recommended its clients to vote against the proposal, under which a wholly owned unit of the Japanese automaker would produce cars and supply to Maruti.


Akebono Brakes makes personnel changes

17 November 2015

Akebono Brake Industry has made the following personnel changes, which took effect on 1 and 4 November.


Suzuki China to launch Vitara

2 November 2015

Suzuki plans to launch the latest Vitara in China on 30 November.


Japan sales slump again in September

23 October 2015

New vehicle sales in Japan continued to fall in September, by 7.6% to 479,375 units from 518,772 units in the same month of last year, according to data released by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA).


Maruti Suzuki increases temporary worker pay

23 October 2015

Maruti Suzuki has raised the monthly wages of temporary workers at its Manesar and Gurgaon plants, including Suzuki Powertrain, by an average of 10%.


Maruti board approves Suzuki Gujarat deal

5 October 2015

The board of directors of Maruti Suzuki India (MSIL) has approved a contract manufacturing agreement between MSIL and parent firm Suzuki Motor's (SMC) subsidiary Suzuki Motor Gujarat (SMG), for a new plant in Gujarat.


Maruti temporary workers demand 'permanent' wage

28 September 2015

Around 300 temporary workers at Maruti Suzuki's Manesar plant protested at the weekend, demanding wage hikes similar to those given to permanent workers. Following the protests, the plant was closed for part of yesterday (27 September).

Suzuki news

just-auto Plus only Suzuki makes major launches at Paris show

29 September 2016

Suzuki Motor made two major announcements on 29 September 2016, at the 2016 Paris Motor Show. One...


just-auto Plus only Suzuki global August 2016 production up 94%

28 September 2016

Suzuki August 2016 automobile production, Japan sales, and export figures (preliminary) Produc...


just-auto Plus only Maruti Suzuki reaches 1.5m milestone in exports

26 September 2016

Maruti Suzuki India, the country's leading passenger vehicle maker, has attained cumulative e...


just-auto Plus only Suzuki Kosai plant achieves 20m global production

12 September 2016

Suzuki Motor Corporation’s Kosai Plant, located in Kosai, Shizuoka, on 9 September 2016 ach...


just-auto Plus only Maruti Suzuki August 2016 sales up 12.2%

5 September 2016

Maruti Suzuki India, leader in passenger vehicles, sold a total of 132,211 units in August 2016,...


just-auto Plus only Suzuki clears MLIT's verification tests

31 August 2016

Following the improper conduct in the course of fuel efficiency and exhaust emission tests, the M...



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